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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is part of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). As the USDA’s primary private lands conservation agency, the NRCS generates, manages, and shares the data, technology, and standards that enable partners and policymakers to make decisions informed by objective, reliable sciences.

Soil Survey, Philadelphia County

A digital soil survey and generally is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. The dataset consists of geo-referenced digital maps and attribute data, and it includes an optional special soil features map layer for features too small to delineate at the mapping scale but large and contrasting enough to significantly influence land use and management. The soil map units are linked to attributes in the National Soil Information System relational database, which gives the proportionate extent of the component soils and their properties.


Additional Info

Area of Interest Philadelphia County (City of Philadelphia)
Created December 8, 2014
Category Environment
License License Not Specified
Maintainer U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Soil Survey Center
Maintainer Email
Maintainer Link
Maintainer Phone 800-672-5559
Time Period 2022
Usage Public Use; Free
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